They’re going to be turning up the heat on Frosty the Snowman.
Jason Momoa is set to voice the Christmas character in a live-action/CG hybrid that’s currently in the works from Warner Bros. and Stampede Ventures. David Berenbaum, who wrote Jon Favreau’s hit Will Ferrell-starring Christmas movie Elf, will be writing the screenplay.
The plan is to have the iconic snowman be a CGI creation, although there’s no word yet if they intend to have Momoa do some of sort of motion capture as well.
“From his role as a fearsome count in a land of ice and fire to the oceanic success we all had with Aquaman, it felt only right to realise Jason this time out of snow,” Berg said in a statement. Momoa is playing a vampire in upcoming action-adventure Good Bad & Undead, which will also star Peter Dinklage as a Van Helsing.
Said producer Greg Silverman, who’s producing along with Jon Berg via Stampede, Geoff Johns via Madghost, Roy Lee, and Momoa: “We know Jason’s as a true human being filled with love, compassion and a deep connection to ohana — all of which is the living spirit of Xmas and Frosty.”
The character of Frosty the Snowman comes from a Christmas song of the same name written by Walter “Jack” Rollins and Steve Nelson and first recorded in 1950 by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys.
Momoa’s next major film scheduled to hit cinemas is sci-fi epic Dune, from director Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049, Prisoners).